Electro-Harmonix has released the Grand Canyon delay and looper pedal, a hefty follow-up to its award-winning Canyon stompbox.
EHX’s new pedal strays away from its predecessor’s petite build, but fret not, it’s jam-packed with new features: stereo outs, tap tempo divisions, expression pedal and footswitch jacks and brand-new algorithms.
The Grand Canyon houses a suite of 12 customizable delay presets consisting of ten original presets—Echo, Mod, Multi, Reverse, Dmm, Tape, Reverb, Pitch, Shim, Sample/Hold—and two new additions in Drum and Doubler. The Drum preset mirrors the magnetic drum echo of the Benson Echorec, and the Doubler can deliver a left-to-right stereo spread or add depth to a mono signal.
Another shot in the arm the Grand Canyon has received is its impressive looper function. Where its predecessor was limited to 62 seconds, the new pedal supports up to 16 minutes of recording time—with unlimited overdubbing.
With all these new features, the control system is understandably more complex. Here’s a quick overview of the knobs, buttons and switches:
Four delay/looper knobs
- “Delay Level”/ “Dry Cut”
- “Loop Lvl”
- “Feedback” / “Dub Lvl”
- “Delay” / “Fadeout”
Delay Preset Section
- “Delay Type” selector knob
- Two modulation knobs that shape each preset
- “Tap Div” button: to switch between nine tap divide subdivisons
- Delay/looper button: to toggle between the two effects
- “Bypass”: a high-quality analog bypass with soft switching
- “Tap/Loop”: for tap tempo and looping purposes
Hear the pedal in action here:
Retails at $249. More information at ehx.com